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Am I to understand that you want to uninstall SUSE and reinstall it or do you Dual Boot and you only want the other operating system.
If you are trying to uninstall and reinstall, then just reinstall and you will automatically write over your old SUSE install. You can get the disk by downloading the image file from the web, but you need a computer to do this (catch-22). Please elaborate further on how you have you system set up.
1. Is SUSE the only system installed on your machine? if not, what others?
2. Is something broken with your bios? Usually if you press a key like F12 or F10, you can boot to another disk. Does this feature work for you?
On a side note, you cannot uninstall SUSE using SUSE. You need someother tool from another Operating system to destroy another current operating system.
1: Yes, SUSE is the only OS on the computer.
2: No, nothing is broken. Just difficult.
I have other OS CD's in my posession (say like XP). I have tried SUSE, and it just was a little weird for me. Something as easy as installing something in windows is a term paper in SUSE. And since I don't have anyone to teach me it will take time from me that I can't spend.
Again I am so used to Windows that I hoped that there would be some easy steps to remove the OS. Like Format C:.
There is. Boot from your XP CD and choose the appropriate options for new install and format drive. Perhaps, afterwards, you might want to set up a dual-boot with SuSE so you can learn it at your own speed. That's how a lot of folks make the switch.
And then it's back to the boot loader. And its two options as I described earlier (regular and Failsafe). And after loading you get in the Terminal window (if that's what it's called), the same as pressing ctrl+alt+F1. So no Desktop.
By saying "it doesn't do anything", I mean that the autorun command that usually starts when using an OS CD doesn't start. So that I am stuck with my command lines again.
I think you are simply missing the key that starts the boot selector. When you first turn your computer on and you see that image that says dell, intel or IBM or something (it will be the very first graphic you see on your computer screen), you should look in the corners of the screen for anything that says F?? Setup. Usually it is F2 for set up. Maybe you might get lucky and find another button like 'other boot options' or something like that, so try it and select the DVD/CD drive. If its not that easy, go into the F2 set up menu and change the boot order so that CD/DVD is before your hard drive (HDD). Please post if this failed.